Chiwenga follows MDC rallies: Chamisa

By Daniel Chigundu MDC Alliance Presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa says he is thrilled to have learnt that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is a devoted follower of the Alliance rallies and meetings. Chamisa statement comes barely 24 hours after the Vice President mocked him about his promise for bullet-trains, spaghetti roads and airports in rural areas branding them as acts of juvenile politics. Addressing his supporters …

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Politburo to review rigged primary elections: ED

By Daniel Chigundu President Emmerson Mnangagwa says the Zanu Politburo is going to meet tomorrow (Saturday 5 May 2018) to review challenges encountered during the just ended primary elections which saw some party bigwigs falling by the wayside. Zanu PF held its primary elections from 29 April to 3rd of May this year, but the internal polls were marred by complaints of irregularities that include …

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Women must vote for women: Khupe

By Daniel Chigundu Seasoned politician and veteran trade unionist Thokozani Khupe who is also the leader of an MDC-T faction says women must vote for women candidates in both primary and general elections as a way of trying to bring equality. Women constitute 54 percent of Zimbabwean population but have been lacking when it comes to occupying high ranking positions in political parties. As if …

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Matonga wins without Submitting CVs

By Wisdom Mumera In a strange turn of events characteristic of the shambolic Zanu PF primary elections, Bright Matonga won in Mhondoro Ngezi Ward 5 without even submitting a CV to contest. Matonga polled 332 votes whilst his closest challenge Mukhuhlani had 186, Chimedza 176, Kazembe 55, Mabika 23, Nhidza 31 and Midzi 78. The strange result occurred after Mashonaland West Provincial Chairman Ziyambi Ziyambi …

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Masarira accused of trying to disrupt Worker’s Day

By Daniel Chigundu Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Union (ZCTU) says it barred political activist Linda Masarira from sitting in the VIP tent because she wanted to disrupt Workers Day celebrations. Masarira who is MDC-T (Khupe) spokesperson had intended to sit in the tent which was dominated by members from MDC-T (Chamisa), where the likes of Paurina Mpariwa, Gift Chimanikire, Murisi Zwizwai, Job Sikhala, Eric Murai, …

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MDC-T (Khupe) to launch election manifesto

MDC-T faction led by Thokozani Khupe says it will soon be launching its election manifesto ahead of the watershed 2018 general elections expected between 21 July and 21 August. The Khupe faction is currently fighting with another MDC-T faction led by Nelson Chamisa in the courts and are both seeking to be given exclusive rights to the pro-labour party. Last week the Khupe led faction …

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Zanu PF, MDC-T refuses to commit to gender equality

By Daniel Chigundu Proportional Representation legislator Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga says the country’s leading political parties Zanu PF and MDC-T have refused to commit to gender equality and 50-50 representation. Women in Zimbabwe are demanding 50-50 representation in the coming election and also that government fully implement the SADC Gender Protocol. The number of women in Parliament has been on a downward spiral and it had to …

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I am the right person for Harare West: Mamombe

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa Aspiring candidate for Harare West Constituency Joana Mamombe says she is the right person to stand on an MDC-T ticket for the Parliamentary elections despite facing seasoned legislator and political heavy-weight Jessie Majome in the primary elections. Mamombe who is only 24 years-old and holds a BSc in Biotechnology from Chinhoyi University says the coming polls present youths with opportunities to take …

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Mangoma promise to end child marriages

By Daniel Chigundu Coalition of Democrats (CODE) Presidential candidate Elton Mangoma says if elected into government his party will seek to end rampant cases of child marriages and ensure that girls have access to schools. According to statistics, it is estimated that about 31 percent of girls in Zimbabwe are getting married before their 18th birthday. Early marriages not only deprive girls of education and …

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Out-numbered Zanu PF block elections Bill

By Daniel Chigundu Zanu PF legislators forced the adjournment of the House sitting in a bid to block debate on the Electoral Amendment Bill as they feared being out-numbered by the opposition. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi on Tuesday moved a motion to suspend the provision of the Standing Orders relating to automatic adjournment, private members Bills and motions taking precedence over …

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